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Rust buckets..restoration..

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:11 am

So..like me you found the rusty old skillet...I was shop cleaning a week ago.found a 10 inch with a good cast metal handle I needed one, stamped made in good old america on the back.yahoo!...but,....its Orange color so i been in the shop all week with a good size black and Decker drill and a dremal tool grinding away with wire wheels and swaping out batterys to the outlet on the wall...so,..

White Vinger bath now after air compressor???...
..share your favorite ways to clean rusty old iron here with us all?????......slowcowboy....
Plans. there was supposed to be plans to be followed when I built this thing. Opps! AH, gee, tum,tee tum. I think I forgot about the plans 2 years ago. ------Tow vehicles, 1995 ford explore, 1994 ford ranger, 1993 ford F-150, 2009 4x9 Off road teardrop, on harbor freight greatly modified frame.
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Re: Rust buckets..restoration..

Postby Woodbutcher » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:37 am

Electrolysis is the way to go Slow. You can make your own bath, cheap and easy. Just make sure you use Arm N Hammer Washing soda, in the yellow box. NOT laundry soap.
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Re: Rust buckets..restoration..

Postby bobhenry » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:59 am

I scrub with rock salt and vinegar. Scrub and rinse, scrub and rinse, scrub and rinse. It the water you are rinsing with is still black repeat yet again. Once the rinse is clear your pan should be ready for a soap and water bath a good rinse and a thorough drying over heat to get the water out of the pores and then season as you wish.
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Re: Rust buckets..restoration..

Postby swoody126 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:33 am

or fill w/ el cheapo vinegar and let stand for 24-48 hours

rinse

wash

fry 3 batches(skillet full of oil) of potatoes which will get the iron hot enough to accept the oil into the pores

something about potatoes that draws the ferous flavour from the skillet as you cure it

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Re: Rust buckets..restoration..

Postby GTS225 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:15 pm

So, a sandblast cabinet and silica sand is out?

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Re: Rust buckets..restoration..

Postby Woodbutcher » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:20 pm

I have heard that cast iron that has been sand blasted doesn't hold seasoning.
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Re: Rust buckets..restoration..

Postby GTS225 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:56 am

Woodbutcher wrote:I have heard that cast iron that has been sand blasted doesn't hold seasoning.

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Hmmm. That's interesting. I'm not a member of Mensa, but I see no reason that would be so. Either way, I've been meaning to whip up an electrolysis setup, and this gives me one more reason to get busy and do it.

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Re: Rust buckets..restoration..

Postby slowcowboy » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:47 am

I watched utube last night they tried 3 things elecectrolus vinger and coke cola all worked well but the,easest and less pricey was vinger wash rince dry in the oven and season with crisco shorting in oven at 400...
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Re: Rust buckets..restoration..

Postby slowcowboy » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:49 am

Wasnt the inveintion of smart phone auto check speller a wreck on slows already bad desktop computer grammer.....lol....slow
Plans. there was supposed to be plans to be followed when I built this thing. Opps! AH, gee, tum,tee tum. I think I forgot about the plans 2 years ago. ------Tow vehicles, 1995 ford explore, 1994 ford ranger, 1993 ford F-150, 2009 4x9 Off road teardrop, on harbor freight greatly modified frame.
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